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   Robinson; Amara. New.  

    September 11, 2010
    5:00 - 6:00am EDT  

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>> coming up on this day of/11, local students refleck and remember. >> a teen singing senstagsization. -- a teen sensation. the possible fallout a teen sensation is facing. saturday saturday -- [captioning
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made possible by constellation energy group] >> what i noticed driving in this morning is how beautiful the stars are. even i could make out the big dipper. >> the further west you go, the fewer the clouds. most of the clouds are around the bay eastward. this morning we will watch as the clouds try to come in from the west. we look at live h.d. doppler radar and say oh, a change in the weather is coming. temperatures have been comfortably cool. past couple days in the 70's for highs. so it almost feels autumn-like. especially relative to what the whole summer has been. and we have been on the dry side. so with this rain out west, yeah, we'll probably fix that a little bit this weekend. but today looks pretty good. and i'll talk about a forecast that continues dry, at least for a while, coming up in just a
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minute. stick around. >> our big story this morning, today marks the noop ninth anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. >> however, this year the anniversary has been overshadowed over the controversy of a planned islamic culture center and a planned burning of the korans by a florida pastor. >> if plans to build a mosque near ground zero are canceled, he said he will not burn the korans. where things stand are not clear. president obama has even spoken out on the issue. >> the ideas that we would burn the sacred teches of someone else's redges -- religion is contrary to what this country stands for.
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>> pastor terry jones wants to meet with the imam behind the ground zero mosque. >> on this anniversary, 11 news education reporter tim tooten went to talk with students about that day. >> all we knew is that -- >> i remember coming home and seeing my teacher crying. she didn't explain why she was crying. >> and then there were these images on television as parents took time to try to explain what had just happened. >> just watching the videos about how bad people did something bad to the nation. >> they didn't see this was how bad things can get escalated to if problems are not solved.
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>> before, i thought it was a movie. it seems like wild days. actually, this is -- >> nine years later, people formed their own opinions. >> i went to ground zero. i was like all this is gone. sometimes people don't have the right way to handle situations. i personally don't think killing thousands of people was the right answer. >> after it happened, a lot changed. now we can see how we've grown as a country to where we have become safer and we think like a couple more steps ahead about what could happen. >> and what these students have learned have given them a greater appreciation of service and country. >> i am happy for people who fight for our freedom and fight
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to keep us safe. >> it was a bad situation, and our country handled it as best as we could. >> it is good we have people going out there ready to fight for our country. >> at least one student's father is still fighting for the country. >> i am thankful i have someone defending our country and serving in the army. that motivated me to go toward the service. >> tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> paul bryan palmer escaped the central district 2:00 friday afternoon. police say he was being held on an attempted murder charge. >> the suspect complained of a hand injury. the suspects brought him into thization station and he was able to -- into the station, and he was able to escape. >> he is 5' 10." if you have information on his
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whereabouts, call 911. >> ken harris trial set monday. after a week a jury has been seated in this case. iteam reporter barry sims has this story. >> kenneth harris was killed by three men robbing a nightclub. finding an impartial jury was difficult. >> one of the issues was the large amount of publicity that went along with this case. one of the questions was, if you know about the case, can you still be fair? and it took as long as it took for us to get 12 people and four alternates to put aside everything they knew about the case and still be fair. >> the men accused of killing harris at a lounge. a jury of 12 people and four alternates now will hear the
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case. the jury make-up, eight african-american women, three african-american women, and one white male. the alternates are african-american women. >> maybe only two or three caucasian people were stricken at that point. i don't think it was caucasian people were stricken, it is who was called up. >> we appreciate them being patient with us. >> barry sims, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two state troopers had water baloons thrown at hem. the alleged prankster, bbc.com/news -- prankster, justin bieber. kai reed has that story. >> according to police, the video is a teen singing sensation justin bieber before
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his state fair performance. police say bieber ran up to a maryland state trooper and threw a water baloon. in all, two were hit by baloons. in the background you can hear someone say "you're going to get locked up." police say they are filing -- investigating charges at this point. >> my experience tells me if anybody, be a be they a celeb or otherwise, threw a water baloon and hit a police officer, they are probably in for some real talking to and some real yelling at, but i'd be surprised if they were actually prosecuted. >> bieber, before a sold-out crowd at the american state fair
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, threw the baloon. representatives for the singer have made no comment, although police did not file an incident report. >> my guess is they are not going to prosecute any or arrest because it is justin bieber. >> technically it is a crime. >> for most people it is just a childish, you sure as heck should know better, prank. >> aye -- kai reed, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police said they are gathering information. meanwhile we asked our viewers if you think justin bieber should face criminal charges. close to 700 of you weighed in. 78% of those who texted said bieber should face charges. who knew? >> the time is 5:09. 52 degrees on tv hill. kind of chilly out there. coming up, one woman's intention
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>> temperatures. in some kisses, a -- in some cases, a little on the chilly side. 50's and 60's. the skies are fairly free of clouds. the further east you go, you do pick up a few scattered clouds. if you go far enough west, you do pick up clouds. once you get from west virginia on. we still have high pressure, and it looks like dry conditions will hold up for today. tonight and tomorrow will be a target for rain you see now out in the central part of the u.s. 52 degrees at b.w.i. marshall. humidity is up in the early
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morning hours, and it is dry at this point. the barometer falling off. we have a light west wind. >> let's look at what we have happen. >> 76 at the inner harbor. here are the clouds in the area. we managed to warm up. we probably would have been closer to 80 if we had seen a little less cloudiness and a little more sunshine. >> morning lows were 54 and 61. this morning, really, is a couple degrees off that. but not significantly. the normal high this time of year is 80 degrees, and we may get close to that. the satellite picture shows cloudiness now just east of us. you see some little gray shades. a lot of it has diminished some. at the moment, we are clear. 46 in frederick.
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40's out in far western maryland. here's a large scale satellite picture. the whole thing going on. the storm system up over eastern canada, maritime provinces are providing a west-northwest flow of air over us, keem keeping temperatures a little below average. we have seen this cloudiness drop up. we have a new front coming in. the front moving in. a complex system. the high pressure over us will be sliding over the east allowing for the clouds and rain to eventually get here. so our forecast today a mix of sun and then clouds moving in later on this afternoon and this evening. seasonnably warm. up near 80 degrees or so. it depends on how quickly clouds come in. southeast winds eventually at 5 to 10 miles per hour. we have tropical storm igor out to the atlantic.
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we are also watching a disturbance that moved into the caribbean now for potential development. our own forecast, we look at that rain moving into the area, across the day during the day sunday. we may see sun breaks if things move quickly enough, and then we have had it dry out on monday a little bit, but it looks like a little secondary appearance. so our forecast calls for a fair share of sun today. we'll pick up clouds today later on. 71 the high. a lot of clouds. maybe a sun break. eentially a dry forecast next week, except for next friday, we may pick up rain, and we certainly could use it. >> a big wildfire burning out bowleder colorado was half contained. fire destroyed 161 homes. authorities hope the fire will be fully contained in the next three to five days.
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2,000 were cleared to be returned home, but many are still waiting to return home. that is just devastating. >> that -- that sure is. >> coming up, the concern about smokeless tobacco. >> a woman painting her toe nails green in order to raise awareness about a disease. >> many friday events around town. i'm going to take you to a few
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>> johns hopkins scientists have identified two genes that are responsible for one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. they may cause 10% of cancer cases. the discovery could lead to new
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treatments for ovarian cancer and a better understanding of the link between cancer and endomitriosis. ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers for women because it is usually not caught until it is too late. one woman is trying to raise awareness about the disease in an unusual but trending way. >> see the color pink on a woman's toes, and you think nothing of it. teal, on the other hand -- >> it is definitely a conversation starter. >> teal is the official color for ovarian cancer awareness.
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l this woman wants to bring awareness of the symptoms. bloletting after a meal. >> symptoms can persist more than six to eight weeks and they are often getting worse as opposed to getting better. >> through her conversations, miss morris found ovarian cancer with cervical cancer. >> it is not what you get your pap smear for or what you get the vaccine for. those are both cervical cancer. >> there is no effective screening for ovarian cancer for the general population. >> making a woman aware of her own body is critical when survival is much more likely. >> teal toes has legs. hundreds of women and some men have posted photos of their own teal toes on facebook. >> it is one woman's mission to spread awareness one toe at a time. >> there are growing concerns
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over teenagers and smokeless tobacco. it is because the tobacco is sold in a temming flavor like straw berry or sirmint. >> a teacher wouldn't know if a student was using it in glass, a nurse would not know if a child came with heart palpatations. it is a nicotine product. >> many teens are unaware of the health risk because they don't view the product the same way they would a cigarette. >> alarming national suicide trends to spark -- the national alliance for suicide prevention will provide better marketing of services to highest risk groups. among the highest risk groups, military members, native americans, gay and lesbian youth, and middle-aged men.
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it is also the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. >> hospitals in need of blood. researchers say it would boost the nation's blood supply. a new survey from the new york blood center looked at reasons why african-americans have a lower blood donation rate than caucasians. the result shows 0 distrust in the health care system including the blood donation process. >> if you want to take a look at events going on around town this weekend. droiiiid.
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the next generation of does. >> they have the first purple friday underway. sky team 11 was over the keep at grange elementary school in done dalk. -- dundalk. >> rob roblin has more on the purple friday celebrations. >> ravens cheerleaders and the drum line were all over baltimore. >> we're going all over baltimore. we're going way out as well.
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purple fridays have become a tradition. >> we love to see the faces. it makes it all the more exciting when we see them. we have a great relationship. the most dedicated fans i think i have ever seen for any team. we have people that will follow us today and we see their faces. >> we definitely enjoy it. this is what we sign up for. we love it. >> and the fans came out to show their support and have a good time. >> what is it about the team that you like so much. >> spirit. team spirit, fan spirit, everything. the way they have been playing lately, we're going to go all the way. no doubt about it. i'm looking forward to every game. >> what is it about the ravens'
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team. >> they are just go-getters. they just charge, charge, charge. it is so much like the people of baltimorement you may come from underneath, and we just keep going. >> the fans are ready, the team is ready. i hope the jets are ready monday night. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the ravens broadcast team is your home for prime time football five nights a week. you can get the john harbaugh show and ravens game plan all on wbal-tv 11 news plus the shows will air monday through friday at 7:30 p.m. at midnight. the latest schedules are on our web site at wbal-tv 11 news. >> i tell you what, everywhere you go, folks are talking about the ravens. the excitement is there. i can't even believe this. courtesy of nbc and the nfl, they have sent me this. you have to check this out. this is my pride and joy. i love it.
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i'm going to wear it monday night. number 52. ray lewis of course. jennifer franciotti, you got to love it. promoting fobble monday nights, so go football and go ravens, and this was like a christmas present. thank you nfl and nbc, i love it. it's cherished. maybe ladies night we'll get lucky. >> the time is 5:29. 52 degrees on tv hill. coming up we'll look at our top stories. >> that includes a terrifying blast that killed four people and injured others. more on that. >> the president took top questions on everything from koran burning to the economy. we'll bring you the latest coming up. my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends
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reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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>> welcome back to "11 news saturday morning". thank you for joining us. >> john has another look outside. he has some show and tell. >> jen jennifer may have gotten jersey from the nfl, but from the ravens, lisa and i got one of these. >> that looks great.
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>> what's important now? >> w.i.n., what's important now. >> not to be out-done. >> the forecast, it is a good one today. we haven't had any rain for a couple days, and you can see out to the west, there is a bunch of rain, so the weekend does not look like it will be rain free, but today should be ok, if rain is not your thing. and if rain is your thing, tomorrow should be ok. a little bit of something for everybody. details in that forecast in just a minute. >> taking a look at some of our top stories. baltimore county police are investigating a car crash involving one of their own. it happened at the corner of audrey and 4th street.
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police say a car and another car collided. we're told two people were arrested on the scene. it is not clear right now what charges they are facing. >> state police are trying to figure out what caused a man to drive the wrong way on the freeway at 3:00 a.m. friday morning. police say he was traveling nba in the -- driving northbound in the southbound lane. he ran into a female driver. he was killed and she is in the hospital. this is the second time someone has entered the free in that area and the first resulted in a woman being arrested. >> justin bieber is shown throwing water baloons before his concert thursday. two troopers were hit. so far, no charges have been
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filed. a state police spokesman said the agency is still gathering all of the facts. >> at a recent press conference, president obama fielded a wide range of topics from koran burning to congress, and of course, the economy. >> with democrats worried about the potential for big losses this fall, president obama was on the defensive blaming tough economic times he inherited while offering understanding that there is still work to be done. >> for all the progress we have made, we're not there yet. that means the people were frustrated. >> the president voicing his own frustration as he pushed republicans to pass a small bill and extend tax cuts to the middle class. >> we could this month give every american certainty and tax relief up to $250,000 a year. why hold it up? why hold the middle class hostage? >> the white house debated the
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controversy of a pastor who threatens to burn the koran. and on 9/11 the president made the pitch to uphold the religious tolerance of muslims and all faith. >> when we start acting as if their religion is somehow offensive, what are we saying to them? we don't differentiate between them and us. it is just us. >> the divide over religion now one of many cast ams -- casms confronting the president, as the country heads toward a mid-term election and an ongoing struggle with a sluggish economy. >> the president said the economy would be his primary focus moving forward. as for the republican response, leader boehner said half-hearted attempts won't create jobs.
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>> wbal-tv 11 news. >> another racial controversy over statements that may have been taken out of context. coming up, the latest in the state's attorney race in our commitment 2010 report. >> and how a chunk of road not completed in baltimore is going from nowhere to out of here. >> and weather dr wise, we'll talk about the insta-weather plus forecast where it won't warm up all that much, but rain chances go up. the insta-weather plus forecast
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>> a huge explosion outside of san francisco is the focus of an investigation. the blast killed four people and
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destroyed several homes. >> this is what is left of a neighborhood in san bruno, california, not far from the san francisco international airport. 167 homes destroyed or damaged 15 acres charred. four people confirmed dead. the blast shot flames hundreds of feet in the air. fueled by a ruptured gas line and an explosion so violent, it shook the earth. >> i thought we were having an earthquake. >> huge explosion. >> as the inferno jumped from house to house, firefighters faced flames as high as houses. flames by dawn were mostly contained. in addition to those killed, more than 50 others injured, some critically. now the question is, what
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happened? the local gas company, pacific gas and electric, said a 30-inch gas line, one 30 to 50 years old ruptured. >> we are constantly working every day to maintain the integrity of that system. >> people stunned in this community rocked by the disaster hope for answers. leian greg -- wbal-tv 11 news. >> a beautiful quiet morning this morning. as jennifer was mentioning, very pleasant. the stars are out. a few scattered clouds. leftover from the cloud deck we had yesterday. start to pick up more clouds. a cold front now in iowa pushes all this stuff further east.
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we stand a chance of more rain from the clouds. this will be a rain shower producer during the day tomorrow. coolest morning we have seen ayou will week long. a rising tendency at three. it is not the most unwelcomed thing that we can have in the forecast now, because we have 18 days without rain so far. and it has been hot. and that last measurable rain, august 23rd, wasn't much at all. so it's not unwelcome. i know, it is a weekend. we are kind of torn on our allegiances here as to who wants
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what where. 56 at elkton. edgewood 58. down to 46 at frederick, and 45 at mchenry. here's the satellite imaginary. the clouds dissipate. there are clouds from the bay eastward. they are spotty. thunderstorms. the strongest of the storms have dissipated. we start letting this thing move east. the ravens will be from the mountains westward. the rain chances will increase. today looks pretty good. a mix of sun. eventually a few clouds drifting into the picture. i think we will see more sun than we saw yesterday. seasonnably warm. 77 to 81 the high.
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southeast winds. bolters in the bay can expect a northeast wind starting out at 10 to 15 knots, but diminishing, and insta-weather futurecast shows the rain system coming in. so during the day tomorrow, scattered showers. maybe a rumble of thunder in there. mostly just rain shower activity before dawn. there is a chance for it. so there's your sunday rain chance. 81 on monday. tuesday, wednesday, thursday all look dry with temperatures in the 70's. another rain chance in the week. >> patricia jessamy drawing new criticism. >> first, a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> before early voting, despite one candidate taking advantage, that being bob ehrlich, only 2.5% of eligible voters turned out. 70,000 people out of the state's 2.7 million voters. governor o'malley took a moment to address the low turnout. >> the first one, it was a learning experience for people. i bet you see it higher in the general election that will continue to become more and more widely known and widely used. >> election officials believe
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early voting will make up 8% of the vote in the primary. >> patricia jessamy is making racially based statements suggesting his crime policies would target minorities. >> i am an integral part of the community! >> the adage in politics perception rules. jessamy is pushing the nfl -- envelope. >> if he is elected, he will take us back 50 years. watching her statements in context, she's speaking about greg bernstein. >> he doesn't think the state prosecutor's office that should have anything to do without intervention. i don't know a prosecutor's
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office in the country that practices that. if he is elected, he will be taking us back 50 years. bernstein supporters say racial overtones are there. >> it is up to the politicians to walk a fine line of making certain sgs suggestions without really saying it or, you know, sometimes there may be real differences that end up playing out along racial lines. >> early in the campaign jessamy charged if her opponent is elected, the city will become a police state. >> he will be a rubber stamp for the police department. >> "not in my neighborhood's" author says the neighborhood has a historic precedence for race.
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>> bill schwisher was backed by white politicians. >> back in the 1950's, he said -- >> you must teach a lesson. the only way to do it is with jail and shooting people. >> they said both candidates are playing to their grassroots supporters. >> bottom line in this election is who thinks that a particular philosophy in prosecution is in their best interests. >> following the debate, jessamy made a statement many city residents found disrespectful. >> federal court is like a private school in a high rent district. the baltimore city is like a public school in a low-rent district. >> she hadn't said anything so blatant that makes you say, aha, but it is playing to a constituency that might be more
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racially hommageonous. bernstein has been clear. he does not indicate a lock-them up strategy. >> election day for more commitment 2010 coverage. until then, you could go to our voters guide and log on to www.wbaltv.com and you can see david collins' fact check. candidate profiles, and much more. click on "politics." >> coming up, why we may soon be paying more for coffee. >> bad news in "consumer alert." >> a great game. they go to overtime.
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>> we are into week three of the high school football season. the way we -- they played last night, we have eastern tech
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playing host. i like what we saw here. brad hager. eastern tech up 14-0. ken bristol. look at him get outside and go. not to be denied. a 14-7 game. the bulls' rally continues. macon making nightmares. it turns on the jets. 29 yards. that tied the game at 14. complete for a rally in overtime knocking off eastern tech 17-14. gillman already two high-profile wins this year. facing don bosco. they actually won a national championship according to polls last year. you can see why. he ran over to defense and out-ran the rest of it. 98 yard touchdown. hids second of three scores on the night. 26-0. the ironmen in front. the grayhounds do not get
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bagels. touchdown in the fourth quarter. at least there was something. don bosco knocking off gillman 33-56. in ann arundel county, attention for a defensive struggle with me in the second quarter. big hook-up with dominick spence. getting 45 yards on that. trying to cap flies on the drive to finish it off. again going deep. out-dueling the receiver. still scores fourth quarter. let me run the ball. break some tackles, breaking free to the 10, to the 5, and fumbles at the 1. loose ball in the end zone. brewins recover. -- bruins recover.
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archbishop and ra d.c. liff. powerful tune. 7-0 lakers. curly answers right back. jay evans. there he goes. up the middle from his own 22. give him a 78 yard touchdown. he would be caught, but after he went 79. here's a turnover. bad idea on the option ball. he's in for the easy give for six. knocks off curly 21-7. for more friday night games, make sure to add some scores as well. log on to extra points at www.wbaltv.com. impressive in the series opener. that's a look at sports. i'm pete gilbert. we'll see you back here tonight at 6:00. >> here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news saturday
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morning". >> and the nation remembers the victims of 9 slrve 11. -- 9/11 and a new controversy is heading to new york city. >> and more information on mooble. >> all coming up with the insta-weather plus forecast.
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>> welcome to "11 news sunday morning" -- "11 news saturday morning." morning." i'm lisa robinson.